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fog moving into the bay as we look west from our east bay hills camera. temperatures in the 40s. dress warmer. how about only 50s at the coast today. 66 to 69 around the bay and inland and 72 to 76. it will be brighter today. maybe not quite as hazy but it is still another spare the air day. if you're heading out this evening 53 to 63. rain is on the way. how about an update on your morning commute. what are you seeing? >> it is a spare the air day and a major b.a.r.t. delay on the fremont line in all directions. they're having an equipment problem on the tracks so obviously not good. a dense fog advisory for golden gate bridge. it's not looking terrible but it has thickened up. some parts of the north bay with low visibility this morning so take it easy. and a quick check of drive times, westbound 580 tracy to dublin. westbound 4 antioch to concord a new crash along that stretch in the yellow at 32 minutes. and san rafael to san francisco
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even with the fog you're doing okay. in the green at 15. >> alexis, thank you. 600 firefighters working to contain a 271-acre wildfire that we've been telling you about in the santa cruz mountains. this started monday night on bear canyon road. so far the bear fire has destroyed four structures, 150 more still threatened. that fire is only 5% contained. abc 7 news reporter matt keller is live at one of the evacuation centers. we'll check in with him our next half hour. and now some of the biggest fires burning in the north bay. the nuns fire and napa and sonoma counties burned nearly 53,000 acres, 73% contained. over to the tubbs fire, 432 acres burned, 87% contained for that one. finally, the atlas fire in napa and solano counties, it's burned just over 51,000 acres and, as you can see, at 80% containment. students resume classes at sonoma state after the campus
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was closed due to the north bay fires. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is there and, amy, good morning to you. some special things planned for today, right? >> reporter: good morning, jessica. they will start the day with doughnuts and coffee in the university center. so students and staff can connect and give or receive support. this campus was saved, it was okay. officials say they could see flames approaching the area on monday morning but no damage here on campus but more than 50 staff members and students lost their homes to the fire including university president, her santa rosa home was destroyed. so they will have a banner on campus today that people can sign for firefighters to thank them for all of their hard work during this firefight. late this afternoon everyone is invited to come and take a picture with the banner to give to firefighters and the chancellor will be here to make a few remarks. administrators have been in constant contact with
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firefighters and city leaders and they have decided it is now safe for everyone to return to campus and for classes to resume. reporting live in rohnert park, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> officials say schools in napa county are going to remain closed until monday. the unified school district planned to reopen today but that's delayed because of the poor air quality and you can see that in amy hollyfield's live shot. a complete list of school closures is posted on our website, abc7news.com and our app. you'll want to keep checking that for updates throughout the week. happening today something very important for evacuees and anyone in those counties affected. a host of north bay politicians are actually joining with fate and federal officials to education fire victims about cleaning up any debris. it's a very involved process. it's an important one. officials say property owners re-entering burned areas should not remove any ash or hazardous
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materials from their property. in fact, listen to this, unauthorized removal of debris may jeopardize the ability to obtain help from fema. a news conference at 1:00 p.m. at the sonoma county fair ground. brock long will meet with governor jerry brown. they're expected to discuss the widespread damage as a result of the fires. cal fire says more than 245,000 acres have burned statewide in the last ten days. long is now stationed in the north bay as this disaster transitions into the recovery phase. >> california's a special state, it's a beautiful place. we have to be working very diligently not only today but for many years to come seeing the urban nature of the wildfire and what it can do to hundreds of homes in an area. you don't see that very often. it's pretty disturbing. >> as of this morning there are 11,000 firefighters on the front
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lines battling these fires. crews are making significant progress on the redwood valley fire in mendocino county burning west of mendocino national forest. it's about 70% contained. the fire has blackened nearly 36,000 acres there and is being blamed for eight deaths. and crews are now close to fully containing the sulfur fire burning in lake county. cal fire reports it's 92% contained and has burned 2,200 acres. evacuation orders have been lifted but warnings do remain in place. the fires in lake and mendocino counties have destroyed a total of 436 homes. happening today a chance to drive up and donate to fire victims. "the press democrat" and redwood credit union are partnering in a relief fund at the village at corte madera. it will begin at 4:00 and run until 6:00. it will benefit relief efforts and survivors of the devastating fires. and there are plenty of other ways to help, too, from
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donations to volunteer opportunities. we have resources on our website all at abc7news.com and on our abc 7 news app. and speaking of help for the fire victims how the city of berkeley is making it easier to find a rental. plus, dealing with the dmv. where two new service kiosks will open in the bay area. a live look outside this morning. you can see sfo up with an early rise, people already getting going on their flights. keeping you up to date on weather and traffic throughout the entire break. stay with us.
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unfortunately, it couldn't last, not with those fires still brewing in the north bay. poor air quaul developing over your neighborhoods. that's the latest update. the rest of us are moderate. that same area could have poor air quality tomorrow and then the winds of change will really kick in friday and saturday. 39 in guerneville. everyone is in the low to mid-40s until you get closer to the water. you're at 50. 51 in alameda. everyone else until you get down to san jose, 53.
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mid to upper 40s. breezy on the bay. beaches are good today but poor with dangerous surf friday and saturday. exercising best inside because of the spare the air. a light storm on our storm impact scale promises rain thursday night into friday morning. an hour by hour look at that and how much to expect up next. if you're taking mass transit a commuter alert for b.a.r.t. a major delay on the fremont line. that is an equipment problem between south hayward and union city. unfortunately using mass transit is tougher. we also have a crash on westbound highway 4. this is right around san marco a. crashing involving a motorcycle. that stretch is slower than it typically is. we're hearing about a new problem on 580 in the east bay. the city of berkeley trying to help victims of the north bay fires by offering cut rate housing. displaced fire victims are
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eligible for below rate market rentals from willing landlords for a temporary period of time. that offer includes evacuees who are coming from the wildfires in southern california. next, how major league baseball player jonny gomes is helping north bay fire victims recover. plus, the nfl kneeling controversy. president trump responding after team owners announced a compromise with players. >> and as we head to break we leave you with abc 7 news now helping you have a better day. live weather and traffic where you live up for you throughout the entire break. whoo! testis this thing on?! huh? c'mon! your turn! mmmm... where do pencils go on vacation?
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love is out there. find it in a subaru crosstrek. from the live desk president trump tweeting once again this morning about the nfl and the national anthem. the president tweeted nfl has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our national anthem. total disrespect for our great country. president trump appears to be responding to the nfl annual fall meeting where owners did not ask players to commit to standing during the anthem. players say they kneel or lock arms over racial inequality and it has nothing to do with patrioti patriotism. president trump has suggested the owners should fire any players who kneel during the anthem. happening today attorney
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general jeff sessions set to testify before the senate judiciary committee on the russia probe. senators plan to press him about his private communications with the president or whether the president is invoking executive privilege to shield those conversations. also happening today more ways to shorten the time you spend at the department of motor vehicles. dmv employees will be demonstrating new vehicles registration self-service terminals today, one at the safeway on east capital expressway in san jose at 9:00 a.m., the other this afternoon at 2:00 at the safeway on 16th street in san francisco. this is dmv video showing you how the kiosks work. 14 were installed in bay area grocery stores to hopefully save you the aggravation of the line there. >> anything to make that line shorter. >> always terrible. petaluma native and former oakland a's player jonny gomes helping out fire victims. >> you're looking at pictures posted on twitter showing gomes
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helping remove destroyed cars in napa. he's online hoping to raise $1 million and urging others to help in any way they can. >> open your homes if you're in the area for these people. please, any little dollar helps and, boy, it will go to a great cause. please help me out some more. thank you. >> you can find a link on abc7news.com if you want to donate through the gofundme page. >> i love it. johnny getting the word out and he's right. any little dollar helps at this point. there's just so much to take care of in the north bay. >> and there are so many people that could help in so many different ways. just find out what suits you best and donate what you can. do what you can. >> how will be the weather hold up? >> it will be nice. in the north bay we had that recent change in air quality. it is now poor once again but with the sea breeze kicking in a lot of us will find it cleaner today, brighter than yesterday, just not quite as warm as we had
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yesterday. still spare the air. you can see some of the clouds hanging around san jose this morning, increasing clouds and fog tonight. so not quite as warm as this morning, showers and light rain through the extended. here we are at 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. we'll have a southwest flow which will push most of the smoke northeast away from us, at least from the north bay fires. now the santa cruz fires will push it right across the south bay and into our east bay neighborhoods. i want to show you the dots of green. those are some light rain showers out ahead of the steadier ban that at 4:00 is showing moderate tendencies with yellow and orange as it moves through mendocino and lake counties. a few pockets of yellow as it moves through the north bay. but by 10:00 as it's into the bay it's start to go taing to j down. by 4:00 it exits the south bay and we'll see clearing as we head through the morning commute and we'll be dealing with some slick streets. the reason why, check out the rainfall totals. we'll start way up north.
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ukiah nearly 0.4 of an inch. napa a quarter of an inch. the rest of us about a tenth of an inch until we get to redwood city and the south bay. less than a tenth for you. my accuweather seven-day forecast. a little breezy before the front and behind the front. that is the cold air rushing in keeping us in 50s and 60s. warmer saturday but watch out for dangerous surf at the coast and then warmer and wacalmer. we can't get a lock on autumn, alexis. it keeps want to go give way to summer. >> i know it, yeah. enjoy the first couple days we have there of it. i do still have a commuter alert, however, things are improving. we went from a major delay on the fremont b.a.r.t. line down to about a ten-minute delay. so it sounds like the equipment problem on the track has been resolved. that delay still in all directions on the fremont line. it should start to improve here
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and really come down in the next 15 or 20 minutes. from a major delay down to ten minutes and things are definitely looking up. moving to our traffic maps we have one new problem in the east bay. if you are traveling westbound 580 to the bay bridge a crash right around grand avenue, one lane blocked there although i'm not seeing much of a backup. 880 looking good for alternates as well a. quick check outside, a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza thinning out on the left side. using fastrak in the middle or cash lanes, you are congested. that is the norm. we don't have any blocking issues along the stretch. back to highway 4 where we have another crash coming up in less than ten. >> alexis, fair warning. you're about to see a man in his drawers. a sky driving trip took an unexpected twist for one utah man and we have the proof. the wind almost blew miles mortensen's pants clean off
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during a recent freefall. as you can see -- i think he was ready for it. i'm just calling that this could be a stunt. >> you're thinking that because he actually took the time to wear american flag underwear. >> yeah. anyway, he has a youtube channel. he said that he was freezing when he was going down and -- >> well, his pants were off. >> there you go. >> you don't wear american flag underwear? a health alert before you head to the gym. the workout routine that could lead to a serious health concern. >> and a popular east bay brewery suddenly closing its doors. we'll show you the message for customers. >> first, here is michael strahan with a look at what's ahead on "good morning america." good morning, michael. good morning. coming up on "gma" the phone call between president trump and the widow after fallen soldier sparking backlash. plus, the baltimore middle school choir that went viral
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ro it's 6:23. if you're heading to the gym this morning, a new study finds too much exercise can kill you, especially if you're a white male. researchers tracked exercise patterns over 25 years and found white men who exercise more than 7 1/2 hours per week were 27% more likely to have heart disease. researchers warn the findings are not permission to give up exercise but it is an interesting finding. a popular east bay brewery is closing its doors after 23 years. black diamond brewery posted this picture on facebook yesterday. the sign says due to unfortunate circumstances the locks have been changed and the brewery is closed for the foreseeable future. the brewery did not give a reason why it's closing. on a very separate note last saturday the brewery threw a last-minute wedding reception after a couple's venue in napa was destroyed.
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giving back to the community, hard to see them close tir doors. time now to ask finney. this morning lisa has a question about warranties. >> she spoke to us at our ask finney pop-up. motorcyc michael finney has her answer. >> if you buy a product is it worth putting money out to get it warrantied or just chance it and hope all goes well? >> reporter: hi, lisa, that's a great question. for most products it's best not to buy the warranty, instead buy products you expect to last. you should never buy insurance at the point of purchase if you have not first compared the cost with a third party company like square trade. they sell extended warranties online. an auto extended warranty tends to cost you more than you get in return, but it is a way to lock many that offers peace of mind, so that makes it worth it. now only buy an auto extended warranty from the manufacturer. third parties, some of those are
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iffy. finally, smartphone warranties are expensive and pay less and less as time goes on. if you're going to buy one of those, read the fine print and know what you're buying. lisa, thanks for your question. >> michael finney and the 7 on your side team are helping wildfire victims all weeklong. yesterday they were at the sonoma county fair ground in santa rosa. today 7 on your side will be in napa starting at 11:00 a.m. you can follow for updates on where to find him throughout the day. for a list of locations abc7news.com/7 on your side. evacuations still under way in the santa cruz mountains. crews working to contain a quick moving fire. some have already been left homeless. >> and pg&e lines identified as a possible cause for the north bay fires. the legal action already being taken against the company. and things are starting to iprove with b.a.r.t. this
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good morning. we're coming up on 6:30 on this wednesday, october 18. thanks for being there. >> natasha is off today. the rest of us are here.
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we'll start with mike nicco and a look at the weather. >> i have some good news but it's producing not so good news. the sea breeze is back and you can tell by the fog in the north bay. petaluma, that's dangerous. it will be around all throughout the morning commute. be careful there all the way up to santa rosa where it's a quarter mile and we have haze blowing through the south bay. some of the smoke from the bear fire drifting into your neighborhoods. here is a look at the blanket of low clouds, cooler and cleaner air over the top of us. most of the air quality will be poor up in the north bay. we're starting off in the 40s. 50s at the coast. that's definitely cooler than yesterday. 66 to 70 around the bay. 72 to 76 inland. 50s and 60s as we head in the evening hours. take a look at the chance of rain coming up next. here's alexis. >> good morning, mike. we do have a couple crashes to talk about. westbound highway 4, a collision involving a motorcycle just before you get to san marco
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boulevard. heavy back into the pittsburgh area. tow truck is on the way to the scene. we do have some injuries involved as well. westbound 580 just before you get to grand avenue and the lake merritt area it sounds like someone was driving erratically, cut someone off. that vehicle crashed and is blocking the left lane. we'll take a look at drive times in just a few. >> alexis, thank you. this morning fire crews are making more progress on containing the north bay fires. cal fire reporting the nuns fire is 78% contained. tubbs fire 87%. atlas fire is at 80%. and the pocket fire is holding steady at 58%. full containment expected by friday. and in mendocino county the redwood valley fire is 70% and the sulfur fire 92% contained. cal fire estimates full containment by november 1st. now we'll take to you the santa cruz mountains where the bear fire is still burning this morning. >> and at last check only 5%
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contained. people are still out of their homes this morning. abc 7 news reporter matt keller is live at an evacuation center in felton. hi, matt. >> reporter: good morning, jessica and reggie. we are at an evacuation center, a fire department whose firefighters just arrived back from the bear fire. they say it was good news overnight. cal fire is expecting to give us an update at about 7:00. here are the latest numbers overnight. four structures were destroyed. bear fire is 5% contained. one woman said embers were already on her driveway when her family decided to leave. >> my husband said if there's anything that you want you'd better take it now because
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that's it. i grabbed my dad and my brother's urns. >> reporter: sandra wood found out her yurt was destroyed. the same evacuations in the bear canyon area are still in effect this morning. the sheriff's department says they are patrolling the area overnight. there are still several road closures and shelters for both people and their animals. you can find the information on our website abc7news.com. reporting live in felton, matt keller, abc 7 news. in the east bay several hundred dublin residents waking up in their homes after being evacuated yesterday by a fast-moving grass fire. sky map 7 showing you exactly where the fire was burning and how close it got to homes. the 116 acre fire started about 4:00 p.m. crews aggressively attacked the fire with fire retardant to slow the flames. the evacuations lifted after
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5:30. a santa rosa couple will hold a news conference in san francisco to answer questions about their new lawsuit against pg&e. >> their names are wayne and jennifer, they lost their home in the coffey park neighborhood, one of the hardest hit areas when the tubbs fire raged through that area. the couple claims it was pg&e's fault that high voltage power lines actually went crashing down, came into contact with dry vegetation and sparked multiple fires. now pg&e officials have not commented. they said they will not speculate about any cause of those fires yet. pg&e says they have crews, and are restoring electricity to 97%. in addition cal fire has given the utility access to 6,000 homes. officials expect to restore power to those customers by tomorrow. pg&e also says they hope to get access to a remaininging 400
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homes today. officials say they expect to restore gas service to all remaining customers who can receive it by tonight. the napa county sheriff identified the volunteer firefighter killed on monday. 38-year-old garrett paiz was from missouri. he was working as a volunteer firefighter in washington state when he was dispatched to the north bay. he was driving a privately owned tender down a steep grade when he apparently lost control. the water truck rolled down an embankment northwest of yountville. paiz was the 41st victim of the deadly wildfires and the first crew member to lose his life. senators dianne feinstein and harris are raising concerns about the wireless emergency alert system, the nationwide system that sends alerts to your cell phone. the senators sent a letter to the fcc saying the system did not transmit lifesaving information because of, quote, technical deficiencies. the sheriff giordana says the
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county sent out warnings through its nixle service. they require residents to register in advance. this morning we are getting a broader view of the devastation caused by the wildfires. >> wayne freedman took an aerial tour with the national guard over the fire zones. both fountaingrove and coffey park neighborhoods are mostly flattened. the major compared the devastation to iraq and the florida keys following hurricane irma. >> a few weeks ago we were in irma working hurricane recovery. in either scenario you start thinking about what it would be like to be that person with that loss and it's remarkable. it's got to be a tough spot to be in. >> cal fire estimates more than 5,000 structures are destroyed. a golf tournament in the north bay that wrapped up only hours before the start of the
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wildfire is now donating to the relief effort. the safeway open is contributing $200,000 in support of napa and sonoma counties. it was held at seilverado resor and spa. the contribution comes just after albertsons, the parent company of safeway, announced a fund-raising campaign to benefit fire victims. >> if you'd like to help text to donate $10 to the red cross. just text the word red cross to the number 90999. you can also call the number on your screen if you want to volunteer. 707-577-7600. a spare the air alert remains in effect today. the regional air quality district is tracking air pollution and smoke from the wildfires is forcing many people to wear facemasks around downtown san francisco and other areas. stay indoors if you can and avoid strenuous activity until the air quality improves. happening today the city of
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san jose teaming up with the santa clara water department to make sure people are ready for the upcoming storm system, the first of three resource fairs to help the public prepare for the possibility of flooding takes place today. coyote creek flooded three communities earlier this year and these fairs are being held in those communities. tonight's winter storm resource fair will be held at the golden wheel community room from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and even though we have a la nina brewing for the winter doesn't mean we couldn't have flooding rain. we'll keep an eye on your winter as we get closer to it. let's focus on what's going on outside. look at the lack of high clouds and haze. much cleaner air to most of us except near the fire zone in the north bay where you have poor air quality now and most likely to have it throughout the day. tomorrow one of our last spare the air days.
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check out these temperatures just a little bit warmer this morning, cooler in hayward and san francisco. san jose is 53. campbell at 50 along with mountain view, 53. up in the hills, 63. otherwise mid to upper 40s in the south bay. everywhere until you get to 38 in novato. san francisco 50. no arrival delays into sfo right now. morning fog and haze on the roads. mass transit cool to warm and small craft advisory this afternoon if you're going to be on the water. for our kids dress them for mid to upper 40s this morning. 78 when school lets out inland. alexis? a look at mass transit this morning. it is a spare the air day. a major delay on the fremont line for b.a.r.t. that has been downgraded to a ten-minute delay in all directions. that all started with an equipment problem on the tracks between south hayward and union city. we are in recovery mode now and that was the only problem so far
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today. things are looking pretty good. a quick check the golden gate bridge. a dense fog advisory for golden gate this morning. did he have fitly increase following distance. drive times westbound 580 tracy to dublin, that's typical. westbound antioch to concord. you're on 39 minutes. southbound 101 san rafael to san francisco in the green at 16. we'll head back to that collision up next. and right now we are just learning about a deadly stabbing in san jose. police say it happened about 12:30 this morning. officers responded to an emergency call. they found a man with at least one stab wound. he was taken to the hospital where he later died. and this is an ongoing situation. police say no one is in custody yet and they have not released any suspect information. it is 6:40. new this morning police in
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novato are looking for two identity theft suspects. we're going to show you them now. police say the man and woman stole a wallet and used the credit cards. anyone with info is asked to call novato police. also new this morning harvey weinstein scandal takes a new turn. the new magazine cover not holding back against the disgraced hollywood producer. >> and it's a race against time in napa valley. the effort to save this year's grape crop and wine still in the barrel. today at 9:00, oprah winfrey talks about her new book, "the talks about her new book, "the wisdom of (dog panting) another 2am stroll, huh? i'm worried. i have this medical bill.
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developing news out of southern california, firefighters have contained a fire that tore through the west coast's largest oil refiny. this is in el segundo. you see the heavy smoke and flames. firefighters used water and foam to put out the foire in about a hour. people were told to close their windows and stay inside. thankfully no one was hurt. i want to show you this, the newest cover of "the hollywood reporter." it was just released within the last hour and take a look here. you can see disgraced producer harvey weinstein and what appears to be sharp teeth, look
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at his mouth. the headline says harassment in hollywood exposed. weinstein, of course, has been the subject of accusations of sexual harassment and assault from several big-name celebrities. happening today sonoma state university will reopen for the first time since the north bay fires forced that campus to close. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is there with what students can expect today. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning, reggie. the university has a lot to be grateful for. the campus was saved, it was not damaged by fire, but some here do need some support. more than 50 students and staff members lost their homes in the fire including the university president. her santa rosa home was destroyed in the fire, so they will start the morning off this morning here on this first day back with coffey and doughnuts in the university center so people can connect. they'll have a banner people can sign to thank the firefighters for all their hard work during the firefight. then later today everyone is invited to come and take a
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picture with the completed banner that they will be giving to the firefighters, and the chancellor will be here, too, and will make a few remarks. administrators say they have been in contact with firefighters and city leaders. they feel confident it is safe for everyone to return to campus and start classes again but they will be marking what happened here in this community. reporting live in rohnert park, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. amy, thank you. officials say schools in napa county will remain closed until monday. napa valley was supposed to reopen. the air quality is just not good enough. a complete list of school closures posted on our website right now abc 7news.com and our app. as you can tell things are changing so a good idea to keep checking throughout the week. north bay fire victims -- attention, north bay fire victims, michael finney and the 7 on your side team are here to help. they're at the north bay assistance centers all week to take your questions. today will be at various
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locations starting at 11:00 a.m. you can follow us on social media throughout the day. for updates on where to find them and for a list of locations for the rest of the week it's on our website abc7news.com/7 on your side. now to your morning money report, get ready to pay more for wine. >> some experts are warning there could be a big price jump over the next few years as local wineries recover from the north bay wildfires. imagery estate had $2 million worth of wine in production when the fire raced through glenallen. winery operations manager mark birmingham took quick action. he tracked down generators to power fermentation tanks and do the crush. >> really critical. as far as heating and cooling and being able to work the fermenters it's critical to the quality of what we're doing. >> other wineries not so lucky. burningham estimates only
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one-fourth are processing grapes. cruz automation may be head to go new york city. the self-driving car company applied to test vehicle in crowded manhattan. cruise automation plans to start testing early next year. they've been testing cars in san francisco for more than a year. investors are keeping a close eye on the stock market this morning after a record breaking day. yesterday the dow crossed the 23,000 mack frk for the first t ever closing slightly below that mark. and this morning look at this. trading under way in about 15 minutes. you can see that, well, it's been trading for 15 minutes. the big board up 111 points at more than 23,000 once again. so there's good news and disappointing nouse f ining new warriors. last night's game didn't quite end the way they wanted. >> the warriors received their championship rings prior to the game and the team also unveiled the new championship banner to hang in the rafters, so everything started off well.
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the warriors held the 17-point lead in the third quarter but then houston came back and took the lead. in the final second durant hit what appeared to be the game ball winner at the buzzer. referees, though, said, uh-uh, didn't get it. he didn't shoot it off in time. the rockets went on to beat the warriors, 122-121. that last ball just didn't count. ouch. >> this is just their warm-up. we're good. take a look at what the weather is doing. they got their one loss for the season out of the way early. good morning. the roof cam, it looks cleaner. up right around napa that reporting station is saying unhealthy air there and it will be across the north bay again tomorrow so a couple of spare the air days left. cleaner and cooler for all of us today. wet weather still promising that tomorrow and friday and then building warmth this weekend. autumn just can't get hold on our weather. summer will come back.
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look at the live doppler radar out of seattle and portland. live doppler 7 showing that wet weather up there as the next storm is churning the parent flow up in the gulf of alaska. a chance of scattered showers tomorrow and light rain during the overnight hours leaving a trace to a third of an inch. it will be breezy. winds will be variable thursday into friday that will blow some of the smoke around. some of the scout showers. see the green here, very light at 4:00 during the afternoon hours across the north bay. moving into mendocino. some of that rain will hold through the north bay but then it fizzles by 10:00 and look at this by about 4:00 in the morning the rain is over and we're starting to see some clearing in the skies. rainfall amounts very impressive. we'll start north, a third in calistoga. a quarter in santa rosa, napa. a tenth for the rest of us. less than a tenth of an inch of rain. cooler tomorrow and friday.
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look at some of the summer warmth. alexis? a look at the roads. we do have a handful of crashes to get to including westbound highway 4. just before you get to san marco boulevard it sounds like the bike lost a fire. i'm not sure if that caused the crash or was the result of it. we have the tow truck trying to get to the scene. heavier than average if you are traveling from pittsburg or antioch area. 880 near marina boulevard a two-car crash blocking two lanes. they're very close to clearing that. the bay bridge toll plaza looking typical here. we've had some average volumes and the metering lights on at about 5:20 this morning. a new collision in walnut creek. we'll check on that next. happening today the primary challenger hoping to replace democrat dianne feinstein in the senate will officially kick off his campaign in los angeles. state senator kevin deleon will hold a campaign event at noon
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today. he announced his candidacy over the weekend days after feinstein revealed she would run for a sixth term. the state senator said california has changed over the past 25 years and is overdue for a real debate on the issues. women in california politics fed up with being sexually harassed and they've launched a campaign to do something about it. female politicians released an open letter signed by 140 women saying the male power structure in sacramento needs to be more diverse, and they want women to begin a dialogue and work toward a solution. the letter follows the widespread scandal of alleged sexual abuse by hollywood producer harvey weinstein and ends with this quote, we're done with this. we're not done. we're back in 90 seconds with the seven things you need to know. first, our instagram picture of the day. isn't that beautiful, the bay with the city skyline behind it. if you have not yet, follow us on abc 7 now bay area and see a lot more great pictures like this and share your videos and
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pictures. 6:52. a live look outside at the bay bridge toll plaza.
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6:54. if you're just joining us here are the accept things to know. crews are working to contain a 271-acre wildfire in theanta cruz mountains. the fire is threatening 150 homes near bear canyon road and boulder creek. four structures destroyed. the fire is only 5% contained.
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number two, firefighters making progress in the north bay. the nuns fire in napa and sonoma counties now 78% contained. tubbs fire 87% contained. the atlas fire at 80% containment. number three, a santa rosa couple will hold a news conference to answer questions about their lawsuit against pg&e. the couple claims negligence caused high-voltage power lines to come into contact with dry vegetation sparking the tubbs fire which burned down their home. number four, 7 on your side's michael finney will be in napa to take questions from north bay fire victims. follow abc 7 news on social media for updates. number five, president trump denies telling the widow of a fallen soldier he, quote, knew what he signed up for. a florida congresswoman made the claim last night. president trump says the congresswoman made the story up. in response that congresswoman called the president a sick man. number six, some good news weatherwi weatherwise, the air will be cleaner and a little bit brighter today. the concentration of poor air
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quality mainly up in the north bay. cooler this morning in the 40s. a little bit cooler this afternoon, 50s at the coast. the rest of us in the low to mid-70s. number seven, a new crash, southbound 680. you can see some flashing lights at the top of your screen before highway 24, the right center lane is blocked. you can use pleasant hill road or taylor boulevard. i just feel like the cool weather, we're getting a new start today, right? >> it feels like we hit the reset button. >> i love it. >> we needed it. this is a mandatory evacuation order. leave your homes. >> hundreds of firefighters remain on the front lines working for more than 24 hours straight. >> winds were blowing 30, 40 miles an hour, and we were just trying to stay ahead of it and do the best we could. >> we're still critically low on resources, but we have a job to do and we're going to make sure we get it done.
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